Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Good-Bye My Sweet Baby Boy

I lost my sweet baby boy today. 


I feel so lost and I am missing him terribly right now. 



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Look At The View From My Kitchen Window

Isn’t it beautiful!  It’s a Clematis vine. 


I planted it about three years ago on one side of our deck.  It gets full sun and the sad thing is, I do absolutely nothing to it.  I don’t even prune it.  Now that’s my kind of plant! 


I think this particular color is called blue angel.  I can see why a Clematis is called “queen of the flowering vine” .   Isn’t it just gorgeous? 


One more picture of the view from my kitchen window. 


As always, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Welcome, I’m delighted you are here!

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.  I know I did.  It’s been crazy busy around my household here lately with my daughter’s wedding only two months away and with Duncan, my fur baby.  He’s not doing very well.  His health is deteriorating which is requiring a lot of running back and forth to the vet.  He was diagnosed in October with diabetes and it is gradually affecting his organs.     

On a happier note, I shared a glimpse of my screened-in porch in an earlier post.   Now I’d like to share the rest of it with you.  Our screened-in porch was originally a breezeway.  Two years ago, we converted it into a screened-in porch.  It’s a very small porch, but I have to tell you that it is probably the most used space during the spring, summer and fall months.   I have three little sitting areas and this is one of them. 


Most of the things  I used in accessorizing the porch were things I  picked up at auctions, yard sales and thrift stores with the exception of a few purchased items.   The tin star birdhouse I bought recently at the Christmas Shop.


Another corner with a  little sitting area. 


Sometime back, I purchased the stain glass windows at an auction and I decided to use them as a backdrop for my tabletop vignettes. 


An old bakers rack fills a space on one side of the porch.   


The sign was a recent purchase.   I bought it at the Christmas Shop which was by the way, my inspiration for this blog title. 


Another little vignette on the bakers rack. 


I love this little bench!   It’s made of stone and it’s very heavy. 


It was a Christmas gift from my grandsons two years ago. 


An old plant stand I had sits beside the bakers rack and  I placed a gazing ball inside it. 


Last but not least,  another little corner for seating on the porch.  This little area is probably the most comfortable seating area with that old metal rocker.


For those of you who ask about how I made my water feature, last year BLJ Graves Studio posted a tutorial on how she made one. I basically followed her tutorial and tweaked mine to fit my needs. 

As always, thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed.


Linking this post to:

 A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

Friday, May 6, 2011

Do I Have A Demijohn?

Last night I was reading a blog by Kim at Savvy Southern Style  and she posted about a beautiful green demijohn that she found at her favorite antique mall.  After seeing hers, I thought I may have one.  This morning, I went out to my shed and found it in a box, that was hidden away. 


I don’t know much about demijohns.  This one is dark green, has imperfections in the glass and has no markings on it.  Could this be a demijohn?


In any case, I’ve cleaned it up and now it’s sitting in a wire basket in my foyer. 




Also I discovered this bottle in the same box. 


Near the neck and near the base it has written, “Rainbow” .  “Full Quart”is written on the neck below Rainbow.  There is also some writing on the bottom.  Are either of these bottles a demijohn?

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend. 


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Front Door Naked No More

I finally got around to making a new wreath for my front door.    It has taken me almost a month to make a new one.  


The only purchase I made was the little bird house and  I bought that at the Christmas Shop on clearance for $1.75 sometime back.  The twig wreath, greenery and flowers I already had on hand.  


I even  dressed up the  front door with our house #.  I used my Cricut and cut it out on vinyl.  I have been wanting to put our house # on the front door for awhile now and I am so glad I did.  It’s a nice added feature. 


I like having a wreath on my doors.  I think having one is a nice way to greet your guests.   Not only do I have wreaths hanging on the outside of our home, I have them hanging on the inside as well. 


Now,  I’m happy to say that my front door is naked no more! 


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day. 


Linking this post to:

Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesday

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Sound of Trickling Water

Hello Everyone!    Last week,  I spent most of my time outside sprucing things up around here.   One of the first things I did was power wash the screened-in porch so I could get my water fountain up and running.    


I made my water fountain last year and I could not believe after sitting all winter, it started right up. 


I don’t know about you but to me there’s nothing more soothing than the sound of trickling water.


In the next few days,  I’ll  share a full review of my screened-in porch revealing a few of the  changes I have made.


Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful day and thanks for stopping by.


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A Stroll Thur Life for Tabletop Tuesday

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